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Shield

Object Number:AF2882
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nupe
Provenience: Nigeria
Nupe
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:8755 - Dealer's Number

Description

Bowl-shaped, of thin hide, bordered with strips of the same material stitched on with thongs. Minute nipple-shaped boss. Centre of reverse covered with round piece of hairy hide; to this are stitched two parallel straps to hold the shield by, and a sling which passes through a thong loop fastened near the rim. Received with attribution, "Nigeria".

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